Midnight's Children

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 2000 - Fiction - 533 pages
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"An extraordinary novel...one of the most important to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation. AIt? is to modern India what Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum is to modern Germany." --Robert Towers, The New York Times Book Review

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Hauntingly beautiful prose. - LibraryThing
The writing style was painful. - LibraryThing
And there are moments of incredibly powerful imagery. - LibraryThing
Politics, history, humor and the finest prose. - LibraryThing

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The man can write, I certainly won't argue that. There were several things about this novel that really struck me - the passage where a young Saleem exposes the infidelity of Commander Sabarmati's ... Read full review

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A sweeping yet focused novel that has the right balance of magical realism, internal dialogue, and multi-generatonal historical fiction. I really liked the main premise: a gifted group born at the ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Salman Rushdie was born in India on June 19, 1947. He was raised in Pakistan and educated in England. His novels include Grimus, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, and Luka and the Fire of Life. His non-fiction works include Imaginary Homelands, The Jaguar Smile, and Step across This Line. He has received numerous awards including the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (twice), the James Tait Black Prize, the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, the Booker Prize in 1981for Midnight's Children, and the 2014 PEN/Pinter Prize.

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